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Sayers   /sˈeɪərz/   Listen

English writer of detective fiction (1893-1957).  Synonyms: Dorothy L. Sayers, Dorothy Leigh Sayers, Dorothy Sayers.

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"Sayers" Quotes from Famous Books

... but they have never had a chance. See what the washerwomen have done for themselves. They seem to be a separate race of beings, for they all have large arms, and shoulders that would do honor to Tom Sayers. I have seen negro slave women at work in the field, with a muscular development that would be the envy of a Bowery boy. The washerwoman and the field slave show what can be done by cultivation. I know that their style of figure is not quite so attractive as I have ...
— Lessons in Life - A Series of Familiar Essays • Timothy Titcomb

... lovely gardens of his that lay beyond the Tiber, it may be that he recalled a dream which had come to him as a lad; one which concerned the submission of his mother; one which had disturbed him until the sooth-sayers said: "The mother you saw is the earth, and you will be her master." And as the memory of the dream returned, perhaps with it came the memory of the hour when as simple quaestor he had wept at Gaddir before a statue that was there. Demi-god, ...
— Imperial Purple • Edgar Saltus

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